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MW2 skins might follow Apex Legends’ example heading into Season 2

Modern Warfare 2 skins continue to arrive, but the recent Year of The Rabbit bundle highlights an Apex Legends-style approach, that appears to divide COD fans.

Zimo operator with zodiac rabbit skin in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 has entered 2023 in a tricky position. While many players are happily grinding camos in Shipment, others are waiting for Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 to arrive. Though developer Infinity Ward is regularly adding new content in the form of skin bundles, the results aren’t exactly pleasing Call of Duty fans. Going forward for skins, it appears the latest COD could be taking inspiration from Apex Legends.

The first season of Modern Warfare 2 reintroduced players to iconic maps like Shipment and Shoothouuse. The latter made its debut in 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot and quickly became a hit. These maps are great for grinding, but what else is in store for the latest COD game? We’re waiting for the Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 release date to come, but in the meantime, the COD store is filling up with a variety of skin bundles.

Some skins like the ridiculous Burger Town x Burger King collaboration are wicked. The Jack Links exclusive All Ghillied Up-inspired skin is a good nod to the COD 4 days. Other skins like the recent Year of The Rabbit bundle don’t seem to meet the mark, as Call of Duty players are dissatisfied with the Apex Legends style approach to existing operators.

If you’re not a big Apex Legends fan, essentially players can get hold of recoloured variants of base legends, offering a slightly different aesthetic as opposed to a full-blown outfit change.

A basic recolor and bunch of filler for 20 dollars 💀💀💀 from ModernWarfareII

Modern Warfare 2 subreddit member ‘t3chnik40k’ vents their frustration, saying “a basic colour and bunch of filler 20 dollars.” Accompanied by an image of the newly released Zimo operator bundle, it is clear to see that the skin is a red and gold-tinged variant of the operator’s default appearance.

The bundle, which is priced at 2,400 COD points, has riled up COD players such as ‘Ramuh-DH’: “They don’t give a f**k because they know whatever bullshit they throw out there will sell.”

Even if you’re rinsing this MW2 skin bundle for cheap COD points, other players aren’t willing to shell out for a recolour. Redditor ‘IllOrganization2383‘ says that “the price of these bundles is absolutely f**king insane. True value is like 300 COD points at best.”

Conversely, Apex Legends sells their recolour skins for a similar price, at around 1,800 Apex Coins, which requires at least $19.99/£16.49 to acquire. It isn’t the first time that Modern Warfare 2 has implemented recolours, as the Esports range of operators uses a standard template to display each organisation.

It remains to be seen whether Season 2 will yield more creative bundles. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a new COD challenge, we recommend getting updated with the Warzone 2 Season 2 release date. Alternatively, stick to blasting foes in multiplayer with our list of Modern Warfare 2 best guns and weapons.